Christopher Conti, MDPresident, SMART FAITHworks Health & Wellness

    Christopher Conti, MD, has been a practicing physician for over two decades. He has a diverse background, working in a wide variety of settings that includes hospitals, emergency rooms, and community health clinics. He served as Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care Health Services, Inc., the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Pittsburgh, which hosts nine specific sites and an additional two sites that are partnered with Healthcare for the Homeless and dedicated to the homeless population in Pittsburgh. He has additional specialized training in sports and concussion medicine and has been a Team Physician for the U.S. Soccer Federation since 2018. Most recently, Dr. Conti became a designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for the Federal Aviation Administration where he certifies the health and fitness of pilots and air traffic controllers.

    As Medical Director, Dr. Conti leads the overall clinical vision for the SMART® Student Health and Wellness Centers, providing medical oversight, expertise, and leadership to ensure the delivery of the most efficacious, integrative health care services that are consistent with the established evidence-based standards of the innovative SMART® Model. Dr. Conti co-founded with Melanie Ginn, CEO of Ginn Group Collaborative, the SMART® FAITHworks Health & Wellness Institute.

    Dr. Conti received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Howard University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Following his medical residency in 2001, Dr. Conti served in the United States Air Force for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as part of the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), which transported wounded soldiers and civilians from the combat theater into hospitals. He is currently a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at Newburgh Theological Seminary.